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Police cracksdown on Rohingya, Bangladeshi illegal settlers

Last Updated on December 19, 2023 at 4:57 pm

Several Rohingya and Bangladeshis were today rounded up in Jammu, Doda, Kishgtwar, Poonch and Rajouri districts for illegally residing in J&K and the police also seized fake documents from them.

Seven FIRs have also been registered at different police stations in Jammu against facilitators for their alleged involvement in giving shelter and government benefits to Rohingyas, police said.

A police spokesperson has said that the FIRs were registered at police stations Satwari, Trikuta Nagar, Bagh-e-Bahu, Channi Himmat, Nowabad, Domana, and Nagrota after searches were carried out at different locations in Jammu district.

The police spokesperson stated that the searches in the presence of magistrates were carried out at different locations where the Rohingyas are accommodated and also at the residential places of the facilitators. Illegally acquired Indian documents like domicile certificates, PAN cards, Adhaar cards, and bank documents, among other incriminating material, were seized during searches.

“Investigation into the matter has started, and other details will be shared subsequently. Stringent action in the future shall be taken against all such defaulters,” the spokesperson said.

In a special drive to check on the activities of foreigners nationals, Doda Police has registered (03) FIRs against (10) Foreigners (Rohangyas and Bangladeshi nationals) and their facilitators for illegally procuring Indian identity documents like, Domicile Certificates, Aadhaar Cards, Ration Cards, Voter ID Cards and PAN Cards etc and illegally staying in District Doda. 

 While giving details Police said that after conducting a detailed discrete enquiry regarding illegally staying of foreigners (Rohingyas and Bangladeshi) at various locations of this District a case FIR No. 119/2023 under relevant provisions of law has been registered at PS Bhaderwah against the accused persons, namely (01) Raheela Begum W/O Imtiaz Ahmed Sheikh resident of Myanmar, A/P Udrana Tehsil Bhaderwah (02) Shakeela Begum W/O Muhammad Iqbal Sheikh resident of Myanmar A/P Akhrut Bagh Chinote Tehsil Bhaderwah (03) Jahan Ara W/O Imran Hussain resident of Myanmar A/P Chakrabhati Sindara Tehsil Bhalla (04) Meem Bano W/O Adil Hussain resident of Myanmar A/P Kodsu Khellani Tehsil Bhalla and (05) Muskan Banoo D/O Imram Hussain resident of Myanmar A/P Chakrabhati Sindara Tehsil Bhalla. 

      Similarly, a case FIR No. 93/2023 under relevant provisions of law has been registered at PS Gandoh against Rohingias and their facilitators, namely (01) Zavaira Begum W/O Tanveer Ahmed resident of Myanmar A/P Tantly Inharra Gandoh (02) Shabnam Begum W/O Mazoor Ahmed resident of Myanmar, A/P Hallore Gandoh (03) Noor Bhar W/O Tariq Hussain resident of Myanmar A/P Kakoo Gandoh and (04) Zeenat Begum W/O Mohd Shafi resident of Myanmar, A/P Batoli Kahara. A detailed inquiry has been conducted and it emerged that these Rohingyas managed to enter District Doda and illegally procured Indian identity documents for disclosing their identity as permanent resident of District Doda.  

In another case FIR No. 104/2023 U/S 07/14-C, 06/14 Foreigners Act 420/120-B, IPC which was registered at PS Bhaderwah against one Bangladeshi national namely Nusrat Jahan D/O Abdul Majeed Dewan resident of Dhaka Bangladesh A/P Malnai Tehsil Bhalla and her facilitators for illegally overstaying/violating visa norms and procuring Indian identity documents.

During course of on going investigation Police has conducted house searches and recovered incriminating materials which are seized as evidences, police said.

 It is pertinent to mention here that investigation of all these cases has been set into motion to ascertain the facilitators and government employees involved in providing Indian identity documents and other allied assistance to these foreigners so that such helping hands could be brought to book.

One  Rohingya namely  Mohammad Numaan s/o Muhib ullah r/o Tang Bazar Tehsil tang Bazar  District Bothi Dang State Arkaan   Myanmar (Burma) who was living in village Dhargloon since 2013 and got married with Farzana kosser D/o  Nazir Ahmed caste gujjar r/o Dhargloon in the year 2016. 

The said person in Conspiracy with his  Father-in-law  Nazir Ahmed s/o Mohd yousaf r/o Dhargloon alongwith  02 others namely (1)   waseem Akram s/o Mohd Hafeez r/o Dhargloon (2) Mohd Sayaf s/o  Mohd Hussain (Panch) r/o Dhargloon prepared Fake Adhar card  and Ration Card. In  this Connection a case FIR no 117/2023 U/S 120-B,  420,465,468,471, 109 IPC  got registered at PS Gursai.During the course of Investigation  Mohd Numaan s/o Muhib Ullah r/o Myanmar Was arrested on 30/11/2023 and is presently in Judicial custody. 

During further course of investigation house search  of his father-in -law Nazir Ahmed s/o Mohd yousaf caste Gujjar r/o Dhargloon was conducted in presence of  Executive magistrate and he alongwith 02 others  namely Mohd sayaf s/o Mohd Hussain  and Waseem Akram s/o Mohd Hafeez both r/o Dhargloon were  arrested in the instant case. 

So far total 4 persons got arrested in this case. Further investigation is going on in this case, police said.

JKP in district Rajouri arrested one person from Laam area of Nowshera for facilitating a Rohingya women namely Haleema D/O Mohd Nazir R/O Mayanmar, A.P Narwal Bala, Jammu. The arrested person has been identified as Lal Din S/O Chidia, R/O Kampla Mohra,Tehsil Qila Darhal & District Rajouri. Police disclosed that a criminal case under FIR No. 215/2023 was registered at PS Nowshera under offences of Sections 420, 467 IPC & 14 Foreigners Act. During investigation one accused namely Haleema D/O Mohd Nazir R/O Mayanmar was arrested earlier by police on 19.10.23 and later on released by Hon’ble Court of Law on bail on 30.10.23.

Carrying forward the investigation into the instant FIR, the house of one Lal Din S/O Chidia R/O Mohra Kampla was searched and some important documents having evidentiary value have been seized in instant case. After collection of sufficient evidences indicating the involvement of Lal Din S/O Chidia in the instant case, police has arrested him and further questioning is going on. Notably, this is the second arrest in this case and there is likelihood of more arrests as the investigation goes on.